Monday, December 17, 2012

IO! IO! IO! Merry Saturnalia!

I'm excited at the number of articles I've seen about Saturnalia this year. Even the Wild Hunt had something spiffy to say.  I don't want to repeat what's already out there, but I have a whole week of posts planned (insofar as I plan posts...)

Coming up this week:
Saturnalia is NOT the winter solstice celebration.  Saturnalia =/= Yule. Two different things. True? False? Yes. No.

Saturn as a distinct deity from Kronos, Etruscan in origin, only later conflated by the Romans?
I've read an interesting discussion on this and have gone to the source material to draw my own conclusions.

Keeping Saturnalia. The what, why and how of a modern, practice and a nod to the Reconstructionists who are keepin' it Roman.

My traditional list of every Saturnalia tradition which still survives in popular culture today! The first of which is the title of this post: Io! Say it 3 times fast... Ho ho ho bitches!

To kick things off here's a playlist to jam to during this festive week! There's something here for everyone. Add to it if you think of more.

Time: The Beginning -Megadeth
River of Time -Van Morrison
Big Time -Peter Gabriel
Rock & Roll -Led Zepplin
Wasted Time -Eagles
Time -Hootie & The Blowfish
Times Like These -Foo Fighters
Time in a bottle -Jim Croce
Does Anybody Really Know what Time it Is - Chicago
3 am eternal -Enigma
It's 3 am I must be lonely -Matchbox 20
Time After Time -Cindi Lauper
The Longest Time -Billy Joel
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
Feels Like the First Time -Foreigner
Right Now -Van Halen
Time Warp -Rocky Horror Picture Show
Time - Pink Floyd
Good Riddance (Time of your Life) - Green Day
Closing Time - Semisonic
The Time's They Are a Changin' - Bob Dylan
Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
Too Much Time on My Hands - Styx
I've Had the Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Back in Time - Huey Lewis & the News
If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Time of the Season - The Zombies
Turn! Turn! Turn! -Byrds
Time is on my side -Rolling Stones
Time (Clock of the heart) -Culture Club

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